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Palatini loves having the opportunity for wonderful "up close
and personal" author day visits, and having all of her characters
meet your "characters."
books up quickly, so please book at least 6-8 months in advance.
a mutually convenient date has been decided and confirmed with Balkin
Buddies, Ms. Palatini will send you an Author's Day information
packet that is chock full of posters, bookmarks, fun activities
and study guides as well as other helpful suggestions that will
assist in making the visit the best it can be!
presentations are fun, interactive, focus on creativity, and feature
the "stories behind the stories." The goal of the day
is to inspire creativity in the language, visual and dramatic arts.
OF DAYS PER VISIT
can visit your area for two days at a time, but no longer than that.
overnight visits or long stays, she will need to know the hotel,
its amenities, and who will be escorting her daily from place to
local visits in New Jersey, she prefers not to do consecutive days
but rather every other day. For out-of-state visits, this would
not apply and she will do consecutive days.
OF PRESENTATIONS PER DAY AND LENGTH OF EACH
can do up to three 45-minute presentations a day, plus autograph
books for as long as necessary. Each program is different and geared
to age-appropriateness of the group. She can do a power-point
presentation, if audience size indicates that type of program would
be more desirable.
happy to have lunch with small group of students, and autograph
she can speak to large groups in auditoriums, she prefers smaller
VISITS VERSUS OUT-OF-TOWN VISITS
prefers local visits (New Jersey/New York/Connecticut).
does some out-of-town visits as well but on a more limited basis.
Please check with Balkin Buddies with dates you would like to have
her and please plan far in advance.
references from other schools, please contact BalkinBuddies@aol.com.
honorarium should be presented to her at the end of the last day
of the visit. Generally speaking, for local visits, she charges
$2,000 a day, plus expenses. For out-of-town visits, she charges
$2,000 to $2,500 a day, plus expenses, depending on location.
information, especially about the expenses (travel, hotel, and meals),
click the "Arrange An Appearance" button and see "General
Information on the Cost of an Author Appearance" as well as
the 'Honorariums' section near the bottom of "How to Plan an